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bcs_04_pac_5y
1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) 2004 Survey
Questionnaire about children aged 3 - 5 years and 11 months
Green Questionnaire Confidential
We would like you to answer a few questions about ... 's development and behaviour.
First, can you think back to how your child has been feeling over the past 6 months or so. For each of the following statements, please say whether it is not true of your child, somewhat true, or certainly true.
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1 - Not true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Certainly true

Considerate of other people’s feelings
Restless, overactive and not able to sit still for long
Often complaining of headaches, stomach-aches or sickness
Sharing readily with other children (treats, toys, pencils etc.)
Has often had temper tantrums or hot tempers
Rather solitary, tending to play alone
Generally obedient, usually doing what adults requested
Many worries, often seeming worried
Helpful if someone was hurt, upset or feeling ill
Constantly fidgeting and squirming
Has had at least one good friend
Has often had fights with other children or bullied them
Often unhappy, downhearted or tearful
Generally liked by other children
Easily distracted, concentration wandered
Nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Kind to younger children
Picked on or bullied by other children
Has often volunteered to help others (parents, teachers, other children)
Getting on better with adults than with other children
Many fears, easily scared
Has seen tasks through to the end, good attention span

If your child is younger than 4, tick this box / If your child is 4 or older, tick this box

1
If your child is younger than 4, tick this box
2
If your child is 4 or older, tick this box
If your child is younger than 4, tick this box to question 2 Please go to question 3
qc_2 == 1
Again, can you think back to how your child has been feeling over the past 6 months or so. For each of the following statements, please say whether it is not true of your child, somewhat true, or certainly true.
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1 - Not true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Certainly true

Often argumentative with adults
Able to stop and think things over before acting
Spiteful to others
Now go to question 5 on page 6
If your child is 4 or older, tick this box to question 2 Please go to question 4
qc_2 == 2
Again, can you think back to how your child has been feeling over the past 6 months or so. For each of the following statements, please say whether it is not true of your child, somewhat true, or certainly true.
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1 - Not true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Certainly true

Has often lied or cheated
Able to think things out before acting
Has stolen from home, school or elsewhere

Overall, do you think that your child has difficulties in one or more of the following areas: emotions, concentration, behaviour or being able to get on with other people?

1
Yes - minor difficulties
2
Yes - definite difficulties
3
Yes - severe difficulties
4
No
If yes to question 5 Please go to question 6
qc_5 == 1 || qc_5 == 2 || qc_5 == 3

How long have these difficulties been present?

1
Less than a month
2
1 - 5 months
3
6 - 12 months
4
Over a year

Do these difficulties upset or distress your child?

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... home life?

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... friendship?

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... classroom learning? (if your child is at school)

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... leisure activities?

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties put a burden on you or the family as a whole?

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
This section is about your relationship with your child. Please think about how far each of the statements currently applies to your relationship with your child.
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1 - Definitely does not apply

2 - Not really

3 - Neutral, not sure

4 - Applies sometimes

5 - Definitely applies

I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child
My child and I always seem to be struggling with each other
My child will seek comfort from me
My child is uncomfortable with physical affection or touch from me
When I praise my child, he or she beams with pride
My child spontaneously shares information about him or herself
My child easily becomes angry at me
It is easy to be in tune with what my child is feeling
My child remains angry or is resistant after being disciplined
Dealing with my child drains my energy
When my child wakes in a bad mood, I know we’re in for a long and difficult day
My child’s feelings towards me can be unpredictable or can change suddenly
My child is sneaky or manipulative with me
Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months
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1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - Daily

How often have you ignored your child?
How often have you shouted at your child?
How often have you sent your child to their bedroom, etc.?
How often have you had to take away TV privileges or other treats?
How often have you told your child off?
How often have you had to bribe your child (e.g. with sweets, or a treat)?
How often have you tried to reason with your child?
How often have you had to smack your child?

If your child is younger than 5, tick this box / If your child is 5 or older, tick this box

1
If your child is younger than 5, tick this box
2
If your child is 5 or older, tick this box
If your child is 5 or older, tick this box to question 12 Please go to question 13
qc_12 == 2
Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months
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1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - All the time

How often have you taken away your child’s pocket money or allowance?
How often have you given your child a household task to do (e.g. clean their bedroom or the bathroom, tidy the garden, mow the lawn)?

Since starting school, has your child ever been off school for a continuous period of 1 month or more, other than for school holidays? ... Times

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 14
qc_14 == 1

How many times has this happened?

How many

Thinking about the (last) time your child was off school for 1 month or more, what was the reason for this absence?

1
Ill health
2
Needed to help out at home or some other family reason
3
Some other reason

Approximately how often do you get the chance to read stories with or to your child?

1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never

Approximately how many books does your child have (including books shared with brothers or sisters)?

1
No books
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 - 19 books
5
20 - 49 books
6
50 plus

Have you or your child’s other parent ever helped your child to learn any of the following…

1
... numbers?
2
... the alphabet?
3
... colours?
4
... shapes and sizes?
5
... none of the above
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give the questionnaire to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided. All your answers will remain confidential. Please call Freephone if you have any queries.
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1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) 2004 Survey
Questionnaire about children aged 3 - 5 years and 11 months
Green Questionnaire Confidential
We would like you to answer a few questions about ... 's development and behaviour.

First, can you think back to how your child has been feeling over the past 6 months or so. For each of the following statements, please say whether it is not true of your child, somewhat true, or certainly true.

-

1 - Not true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Certainly true

Considerate of other people’s feelings
Restless, overactive and not able to sit still for long
Often complaining of headaches, stomach-aches or sickness
Sharing readily with other children (treats, toys, pencils etc.)
Has often had temper tantrums or hot tempers
Rather solitary, tending to play alone
Generally obedient, usually doing what adults requested
Many worries, often seeming worried
Helpful if someone was hurt, upset or feeling ill
Constantly fidgeting and squirming
Has had at least one good friend
Has often had fights with other children or bullied them
Often unhappy, downhearted or tearful
Generally liked by other children
Easily distracted, concentration wandered
Nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Kind to younger children
Picked on or bullied by other children
Has often volunteered to help others (parents, teachers, other children)
Getting on better with adults than with other children
Many fears, easily scared
Has seen tasks through to the end, good attention span
If your child is younger than 4, tick this box / If your child is 4 or older, tick this box
1
If your child is younger than 4, tick this box
2
If your child is 4 or older, tick this box

Again, can you think back to how your child has been feeling over the past 6 months or so. For each of the following statements, please say whether it is not true of your child, somewhat true, or certainly true.

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1 - Not true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Certainly true

Often argumentative with adults
Able to stop and think things over before acting
Spiteful to others
Now go to question 5 on page 6

Again, can you think back to how your child has been feeling over the past 6 months or so. For each of the following statements, please say whether it is not true of your child, somewhat true, or certainly true.

-

1 - Not true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Certainly true

Has often lied or cheated
Able to think things out before acting
Has stolen from home, school or elsewhere
Overall, do you think that your child has difficulties in one or more of the following areas: emotions, concentration, behaviour or being able to get on with other people?
1
Yes - minor difficulties
2
Yes - definite difficulties
3
Yes - severe difficulties
4
No
How long have these difficulties been present?
1
Less than a month
2
1 - 5 months
3
6 - 12 months
4
Over a year
Do these difficulties upset or distress your child?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... home life?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... friendship?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... classroom learning? (if your child is at school)
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... leisure activities?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties put a burden on you or the family as a whole?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

This section is about your relationship with your child. Please think about how far each of the statements currently applies to your relationship with your child.

-

1 - Definitely does not apply

2 - Not really

3 - Neutral, not sure

4 - Applies sometimes

5 - Definitely applies

I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child
My child and I always seem to be struggling with each other
My child will seek comfort from me
My child is uncomfortable with physical affection or touch from me
When I praise my child, he or she beams with pride
My child spontaneously shares information about him or herself
My child easily becomes angry at me
It is easy to be in tune with what my child is feeling
My child remains angry or is resistant after being disciplined
Dealing with my child drains my energy
When my child wakes in a bad mood, I know we’re in for a long and difficult day
My child’s feelings towards me can be unpredictable or can change suddenly
My child is sneaky or manipulative with me

Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months

-

1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - Daily

How often have you ignored your child?
How often have you shouted at your child?
How often have you sent your child to their bedroom, etc.?
How often have you had to take away TV privileges or other treats?
How often have you told your child off?
How often have you had to bribe your child (e.g. with sweets, or a treat)?
How often have you tried to reason with your child?
How often have you had to smack your child?
If your child is younger than 5, tick this box / If your child is 5 or older, tick this box
1
If your child is younger than 5, tick this box
2
If your child is 5 or older, tick this box

Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months

-

1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - All the time

How often have you taken away your child’s pocket money or allowance?
How often have you given your child a household task to do (e.g. clean their bedroom or the bathroom, tidy the garden, mow the lawn)?
Since starting school, has your child ever been off school for a continuous period of 1 month or more, other than for school holidays? ... Times
1
Yes
2
No
How many times has this happened?
How many
Thinking about the (last) time your child was off school for 1 month or more, what was the reason for this absence?
1
Ill health
2
Needed to help out at home or some other family reason
3
Some other reason
Approximately how often do you get the chance to read stories with or to your child?
1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never
Approximately how many books does your child have (including books shared with brothers or sisters)?
1
No books
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 - 19 books
5
20 - 49 books
6
50 plus
Have you or your child’s other parent ever helped your child to learn any of the following…
1
... numbers?
2
... the alphabet?
3
... colours?
4
... shapes and sizes?
5
... none of the above
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give the questionnaire to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided. All your answers will remain confidential. Please call Freephone if you have any queries.
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BCS70 Age 34 Questionnaire about Children 3-5 years